forest ranger


: an officer charged with the patrolling and guarding of a forest
especially : one in charge of the management and protection of a portion of a public forest

Examples of forest ranger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bahman, a forest ranger whose father grapples with memory disorders, actively prevents the locals from hunting the leopards. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 12 Mar. 2024 In Wisconsin the leading causes of wildfires is debris burning, with equipment issues second, said Marc Sass, a state Department of Natural Resources cooperative area forest ranger in southeast Wisconsin. David Clarey, Journal Sentinel, 14 Mar. 2024 The three-day search led by New York State Police included over 80 New York and Vermont state troopers and forest rangers with squads of K-9 units. Chris Eberhart, Fox News, 10 Dec. 2023 When a tight end in each contest ran as alone as an Alaskan forest ranger, for example, each QB hit him for a lengthy touchdown. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Jan. 2024 An experienced hiker, Lloyd was out on the 4,060-foot mountain alone and survived the night waiting for forest rangers to rescue her. Liza Esquibias, Peoplemag, 4 Jan. 2024 An experienced hiker has a small spruce tree — and forest rangers — to thank for saving her life. Brian Anthony Hernandez, Peoplemag, 8 Jan. 2024 In the middle of the night, they were awakened by forest rangers knocking on the door of their lakeside cabin. Hilary Howard, New York Times, 15 July 2023 This is a consequence of documenting the devastation of an extensive area of forest and the aggression that loggers cause to the forest rangers and to indigenous authorities that protect it. Adie Vanessa Offiong, CNN, 3 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forest ranger was in 1830

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“Forest ranger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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forest ranger

: a person in charge of the management and protection of a forest

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